Obituaries Writer (Freelance/Contract)

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New York, NY

Posted Jun 22, 2023 - Requisition No. 117190


Bloomberg News is seeking a skilled freelance writer to create engaging and meticulously researched life stories of influential figures in business, finance, government, economics, and technology. These narratives will be published as obituaries when the need arises. Our obituaries go beyond conventional wisdom and mythology, providing readers with well-attributed details and enlightening anecdotes sourced from news archives, books, oral histories, and other reputable sources.


  •  Exhibit scrupulous attention to accuracy and attribution, recognizing the potential for corrections in obituaries
  •  Craft comprehensive and readable pieces, ensuring a high standard of quality
  •  Contribute your ideas on additional notable figures deserving of prepared obituaries


  •  A minimum of 5 years of experience in business or financial journalism


  •  Prior experience in writing obituaries, particularly for individuals in the markets and finance sector
  • This is a 12-month freelance opportunity, with the potential for extension. The position is open to remote work. Compensation will be based on deliverables.


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